2007 Maps Predicted Hurricane’s Impact on NYCBy Michael Frank on November 2nd, 2012
A series of 3-D maps predicted exactly what Hurricane Sandy would do to Lower Manhattan — five years ago. The maps, constructed during a study of the vulnerability of U.S. coastal cities to flooding, showed what would happen during a three-meter rise in sea levels: Lower Manhattan, the East Village neighborhood, and FDR Drive would be underwater. And that’s precisely what happened this week. The mapping procedure has potential to show what will happen to coastal areas during storms, and possibly what a future elevated sea level, predicted by scientists, would look like…and where future coastlines, surf breaks and “beach-front” property will be located. Via Inside Climate News.
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